Every once in a while I’ll hear a story about someone living right here in Tennessee that is just so bone-crushingly depressing I almost cannot believe it’s true,
This was the lead story on Fox News last night, about a woman whose house had been condemned by Rutherford County and the trailer she was supposed to move into burnt down, but her uncle gave her one to live in and so I guess we’re supposed to feel all happy for her.
But Jesus Christ! For twenty years, ending last week, this woman shit in an outhouse and bathed in a metal drum and had no heat. She lives on Browns Mill Road, which means she was about 4 miles and 100 years from Murfreesboro.
I don’t know, America. Is it too much to ask that, in 2008, we don’t have people bathing in metal drums because that’s their only choice?